Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling the 2020 Houston Transgender Unity Banquet. This was a very difficult decision but we felt that the safety of our community needed to be our top priority.
In making this decision, we held discussions with local health officials, our host hotel, and political leaders. As you know, the Unity Banquet is a large social gathering where we celebrate the transgender community.
No member of TFA or the HTUC leadership feels that the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 will be contained enough by September 2020 to conclude that it will be safe for people to gather.
We will be able to offer some scholarships and small grants in 2020 and 2021 even without holding the Unity Banquet and will do some additional fundraising for scholarships and small grants late this year.
That said, we have already begun our planning for the 2021 Unity Banquet and expect it to be our biggest and most successful banquet yet.
If you would like to contribute to this year’s scholarship fund, please go to our Scholarship Donation Page.